WEFM Radio is once again hosting its annual Youth Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge, which is now into its 5th year, is open to young people ages 12 to 15.

It aims to foster an increased focus on reading among our youth by exposing participants to training in Fluency, Confidence, Voice and Diction, as well as stir an interest in media and radio broadcasting as a viable career option.

Eight finalists have been selected to compete in this year’s Reading Challenge that takes place from Monday August 6, 2018 to Friday August 10, 2018.

The Finalists are: Ketrina Destiny Baptiste-Girls High School; T-Jay Cato-St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua; Nathalia Charles-Barrouallie Secondary School; Kareem Clarke-St. Martin’s Secondary School; Tiffany Ferguson-Bishop College Kingstown; Ria Joseph-Intermediate High School; Zonasha Samuel-St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua and Ivory Erin Wilkes- St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua.

During the week, the participants will be trained in basic broadcasting and on Friday August 10, the students will compete by reading the news LIVE On air here on WEFM 99.9.

They will be reading the 12:15pm and 3:00 pm Newscasts on WEFM.

The best reader, as so decided by the judges, will emerge as the overall winner of the challenge.

The finalists will receive prizes at an awards and closing ceremony scheduled for Monday August 13, 2018.

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